Women in Cardiology Mentoring Award

Sponsored by the Council on Clinical Cardiology

To qualify for this Scientific Sessions 2024 award, you must meet the following deadline:

The Women in Cardiology Mentoring Award recognizes individuals who have an outstanding record of effectively mentoring women cardiologists and underscores the importance of mentoring in the professional development of women.

Award Recipients 

2020's Awardees
  • 2023 Jacqueline Kreutzer, MD
  • 2022 Roxana Mehran, MD, FAHA
  • 2022 Sharmila Dorbala, MD, MPH, MASNC
  • 2021 Lorrel E. Brown Toft, MD
  • 2020 Gretchen L. Wells, MD, PhD
2010's Awardees
  • 2019 Sharon C. Reimold, MD, MS
  • 2018 Stacey Rosen, MD, FAHA
  • 2017 Sharonne Hayes, MD, FAHA
  • 2016 Michelle Albert, MD, MPH, FAHA
  • 2015 James DeLemos, MD
  • 2014 Martha Gulati, MD, MS, FACC, FAHA
  • 2013 Malissa Wood, BA, MD
  • 2012 Emelia Benjamin, MD
  • 2011 Laura Wexler, MD
  • 2010 Award not presented
2000's Awardees
  • 2009 Noel Bairey Merz, MD
  • 2008 Elyse Foster, MD
  • 2008 Judith Hochman, MD
  • 2007 Linda Gillam, MD
  • 2006 Morton Arnsdorf, MD
  • 2005 Brenda Armstrong, MD
  • 2005 Robert Bonow, MD
  • 2004 Carl Apstein, MD
  • 2003 Sanjiv Kaul, MD
  • 2003 Roberta Williams, MD
  • 2002 Kiran B. Sagar, MD
  • 2001 Kathryn A. Taubert, PhD
  • 2000 Michael H. Crawford, MD
1990's Awardees
  • 1999 Nanette K. Wenger, MD
Eligibility Criteria

  • All applicants for the award must be members of the Council on Clinical Cardiology by the time of application submission. If you need to become an AHA Professional Member, you should do so before submitting your abstract and award application materials. Join or renew today!
  • Men and women are eligible for nomination. Each nominee will be considered based on his or her history of mentoring women cardiologists as well as his or her overall record of the professional development of women in cardiology.

Current members of the CLCD Women in Cardiology Committee are not eligible to apply for or be nominated for the award.

How to Apply or Submit a Nomination

Each nomination should contain the following documents in PDF format:

  • Nominee's curriculum vitae or NIH bio sketch that includes awards, publications and grant funding
  • A letter of nominationor candidate statement (if self-nominating), drafted on electronic letterhead with a signature. The letter should outline and provide clear examples of how the candidate meets the criteria:
    1. the novelty and innovativeness of the science
    2. the track record of the individual including peer reviewed publications
    3. the potential of the scientific discoveries to transform clinical care
  • A primary letter of recommendation from a colleague who can evaluate the candidate's research contributions. The letter must address each of the major award evaluation criteria and indicate what distinguishes the candidate in each criterion.
  • Up to 2 additional letters of support

Visit the ProposalCentral Council Awards Applicant Instructions page to apply or make a nomination.

Once logged in, you may apply for the Scientific Sessions Lifetime Achievement Awards and Lectures and select the GPM Medal of Honor from the award drop-down list.

The nomination file should contain the following documents in PDF format:

  1. A letter of nomination or candidate statement (if self-nominating) specifically addressing the candidate’s contributions in effectively mentoring women cardiologists.
  2. Nominee’s curriculum vitae
  3. List of mentees and current positions
  4. Up to three optional letters of support from mentees

Visit the ProposalCentral Council Awards Applicant Instructions page to apply or submit a nomination.

Once logged in, you may apply for the Scientific Sessions Career Achievement Awards in Mentoring and select the CLCD Women in Cardiology Mentoring Award from the award drop-down list.



The award will be presented at the annual Clinical Cardiology Council Dinner at the AHA Scientific Sessions in November. The winner will receive:

  • Complimentary registration to Scientific Sessions
  • Hotel accommodations for one night
  • Engraved plaque
  • Complimentary council dinner ticket and presentation of a plaque at the annual council dinner


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